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The criminal responsibilities of … economists?

Using the events of L’Aquila and the subsequent convictions of Italian seismologists as a starting point, Dr Ioannis Oikonomou goes on to explore the extent to which economists could and should be held accountable for economic and financial turmoils. In case you have missed it, a few months ago it was widely reported in the media that half a dozen Italian seismologistsContinue reading

Finance and the Middle Ages – Two new publications

We are off to a great start to 2013 with two new publications from ICMA Centre Academic staff. The two articles are available now for download and in paper copy. The first article, Rich Pickings from Medieval Pilgrims, is available for download at the HistoryToday magazine’s website, and was written by ICMA Centre Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, and ProfessorContinue reading

DIIS Conference: Central Banking in the Context of the European Crisis

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Richard Comotto, will be speaking at the upcoming conference organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies, titled Central Banking at a Crossroads: Europe and Beyond. The Conference will focus on the future of Central Banking in the post-crisis period and look at how to restore stability to financial systems. Richard Comotto will be a panellist inContinue reading

2012: the year in News

2012 has been an exciting year for the ICMA Centre, filled with success and records. We had the pleasure to announce a new Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, in August and three new members of faculty joining us – Dr Nadia Kappou, Dr Ogonna Nneji and Miriam Marra. We would also like to mention again, Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, forContinue reading

ICMA Centre Profiles – Juvereya Shoab

Today we meet Juvereya Shoab, one of the four students being awarded the prestigious student award scheme at the University of Reading, the Chancellor’s Award. What inspires you about your chosen subject of study? The field of finance has always fascinated me given its rapid development and tumultuous history. I have been intrigued by the resilience of the financial worldContinue reading

ICMA Centre Profiles – Yihan Zhou

One of our recent recipients of the Chancellor’s Award takes some time out from her studies to answer some questions for us. What inspires you about your chosen subject of study? It has long been my dream to work in the finance industry, which inspired me to choose Finance and Investment Banking at the ICMA Centre. The subject provides me withContinue reading

PhD Student Satchit Sagade published in Bank of England Working Paper

ICMA Centre PhD student Satchit Sagade recently published a working paper for the Bank of England together with Research Economist for the Bank of England, Evangelos Benos. The paper entitled “High-frequency trading behaviour and its impact on market quality: evidence from the UK equity market”, studies the behaviour of high-frequency traders in the UK equity market and analyses its impactContinue reading

ICMA Centre students Christmas party

It has only been a couple of months since we welcomed new and returning students to the ICMA Centre, but with the holiday season fast approaching, the end of the first term is almost upon us. To celebrate, the ICMA Centre students and staff attended the annual Christmas party. The party started just after six, as students came out ofContinue reading

ICMA Centre students day trip to Bath

On a beautifully crisp and sunny Sunday morning, 68 ICMA Centre students and staff boarded a coach to Bath for a day trip to one of England’s oldest and richest historical cities. Organised by the Student Ambassador, Dan Alder, the day was a great opportunity to meet with others from across the ICMA Centre’s programmes, with individuals from around theContinue reading

Chancellor’s Awards Celebratory Reception

We are very proud of four of our ICMA Centre undergraduates who were honoured at this annual celebration hosted by the Chancellor, Sir John Madejski. This was a fitting opportunity to mark the achievements of 70 of the University’s most talented students who achieved top marks in their School or subject area during the last academic year. Included in theseContinue reading